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Albert Quixall

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Full nameAlbert Quixall
Date of birth9 August 1933(age 83)
Place of birthSheffield, England
Height5 ft 8 in
Playing positionInside forward

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Albert Quixall (born 9 August 1933 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England), was an English football player who played as an inside-forward.

Quixall started his career with Sheffield Wednesday, signing as an amateur in 1948 and turning professional in 1950. He made his debut in February 1951 as a 17-year-old centre forward and went on to play almost 250 League games, scoring 66 League and Cup goals with the Owls. He was in his prime with Sheffield Wednesday, and gained much media attention, becoming the Golden Boy of British football.

Quixall joined Manchester United in September 1958 for a then British record fee of £45,000, one of Matt Busby's key recruits in building a new team in the aftermath of the Munich air disaster, which had killed eight players and ended the careers of two others on 6 February that year. After seven games without a win for United, Quixall eventually helped the team go on a run of only two losses in 23 matches to end the season as runners-up in the First Division. Quixall's only medal with the club was the 1963 FA Cup. Altogether, he scored 56 goals in 184 games for the Reds.

Along with Johnny Giles and David Herd, he was dropped after Everton thrashed United 4 0 in the 1963 FA Charity Shield. He left the club at the end of the season, moving to Oldham Athletic for £7,000.

Before retiring from playing in 1968, he spent a couple of years with Stockport County and Altrincham.

Quixall was capped five times for England between 1954 and 1955 at the age of 19. He also made Schoolboy, Under 23 and 'B' appearances for his country, and played for a Football League representative side on four occasions.

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